Cancer Information

angiogram

(AN-jee-oh-gram)

An x-ray of the blood vessels and blood flow in the body. A dye is injected through a catheter (small tube) into an artery or vein to make the blood vessels easier to see on the x-ray. An angiogram may detect an aneurysm (a bulge in the blood vessel wall), a blockage in the arteries, or other problems, such as a tumor.